Music Review: Orphans to Heirs – Andy Flood

We’ve teamed up with our friends over at One Man In The Middle to bring you regular, unbiased and honest reviews of music albums and EPs from Christian artists and musicians here in the UK and worldwide. This week we have Orphans to Heirs by Andy Flood with an overall review score of 9.0 out of 10.

Album Information:

“Orphans to Heirs is my debut EP and It is my heart that the songs on the record will be a way for people to engage with and worship Jesus for all He is and has done and is doing.

I am passionate about leading worship and have been writing songs for over 15 years. Father has been speaking to me about pursuing my dreams and this is one of those dreams…”

Review:

Without too much build up Andy Flood presents the first song “Brightest Morning Star” a clear and simple worship track that is both beautiful and worshipful at the same time. This track is a totally vertical song that simply declares the Biblical attributes of Jesus back to Him in Heaven. The track builds up adding layers to bring a crescendo of worship before dropping back to a simple backed vocal finishing off the track.

The vocals have a good tone to them, easy on the ear and the lyrics are precise and clear, I don’t think that there was any moment where I misunderstood a lyric on the EP. What his voice does brilliantly is concentrates your mind on the lyrics even as one part of your mind is caught up with the brilliant composition and although fairly light and simple melodies, the voice grounds you in the lyrics and with the understanding of what you are listening to and (hopefully) singing brings you into the presence. As the tracks take a simple journey of pure worship described already in the first track, to a couple of tracks that focus on what we are in Christ through his sacrifice, before lifting our thoughts once more to the honour of God in His majesty and our surrender before Him in that moment. What an epic journey in a total of about 20 minutes!

This is only a short EP but I hope that someone has the sense to take this gifted writer and musician to help him take his music further and that some of it can get picked up through the churches. There are many worship leaders (or lead worshippers, or whatever we call them this week) but judging by the quality of the lyrics and craft on this short EP, Andy has the heart and the anointed gifting to take this music out into the churches.

This EP will be one that will find it’s way into my worship playlists for my ‘off-duty’ listening pleasure!

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